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Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd awarded contract by Stena Drilling Ltd

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specialises in protecting companies' process software assets, announced that it has secured an important contract with Stena Drilling Ltd of Aberdeen, Scotland.

As a result of this contract award, AGSL will provide Stena with Asset Guardian, its process software management tool designed to meet the specific needs of Rig Control and Automation Systems. It will centralise Stena's software and data storage into a single repository, improving workflow management, reducing risk and enhancing the ability to recover software and data should system failure occur, thus minimising negative impact on production.

Asset Guardian software will be installed on Stena's entire fleet of drilling vessels. In addition to providing a safer, more secure means of storing software and data management associated with each programmable system, Asset Guardian will also manage the process for making changes to the software configuration of these systems, ensuring compliance with industry standards, regulations and guidelines, such as IEEE 828 2005, CPNI,IEC61508, 61511, ISO 9001, and HSE KP4, among others.

The global nature of Stena's business means that its drilling vessels and rigs are often required to operate in remote locations, sometimes with poor or intermittent access to the internet. To eliminate problems associated with poor communication links between remote locations and onshore facilities, AGSL will also provide AGSync, a solution specifically designed for the oil and gas industry which allows data and files to be seamlessly synchronized between locations.

The contract also provides for customisation of the Asset Guardian system to Stena's precise requirements, and migration of data from its existing system into Asset Guardian.
AGSL is also required to supply a third party review of Stena's process control management procedures and an annual audit of each offshore facility. These audits will include verification of software backups, validation of hardware and software records, and review of Stena's adherence to international standards and procedures.



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